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stands at $7,000. >> the cdc reports failed drug overdoses in the u.s. are on the rise for the 11th year in a row. -- fatal drug overdoses in the u.s. are on the rise for the 11th year in a row. more than half involve prescription drugs, mainly painkillers. prescription drug deaths have outnumbered those from heroin and cocaine combine. also the number of people getting botox is on the rise. 8%. injections a rat are up more than 14 million received some kind of plastic surgery last year. six millions of those were botox treatments. after a lot of bad press and a steady suggests drinking diet beverages may have some health benefits. researchers asked 300 overweight or obese adults to substitute two sugary ridges. both groups lower their calorie intake. those who consumed more water eight more fruits and vegetables but those who win without -- with the diet drink ended up eating fewer deserts and that goes against a previous hypothesis that diet beverages could boost your preference for sweets. >> >> the gusty winds across the area of making it feel a lot colder than what the temperature m
on saturday morning. they will be releasing them tonight so they can get them out of the streets. >> when u.s. airways and american merger later this month, there will only be four major carriers left in the u.s. in 2001 there were 10. delta, southwest, and u.s.- american. the consolidations have not cause a spike in ticket prices. pricewaterhousecoopers found they are up less than 2% a year. the volume of first-class mail was down 4.5%. congress mandated that the postal service freeze on health- care benefits. since then, the u.s. ps has been struggling. the have toys default on loan payments. it is still on clear if they can do it without the help of congress. the so-called fiscal cliff may have been resolved. at the beginning in january, a sharp increase in payroll taxes has taken a bite out of our wallets. the chain store sales have weakened as they suggest consumer confidence is suffering. the 2% applies to all earned didn't come up to $113,000. the payroll tax holiday will decrease disposable income. running through midnight, qualifying products will be exempt from the 6% sales tax. it
is not a u.s. citizen, a detective said she will be deported as soon as she finishes serving out her sentence. >> one of the jurors behind a guilty verdict in the phylicia barnes case is talking about what went on behind the scenes the first -- for the first time. the most influential piece of evidence came from michael johnson's own mouth. the recorded conversations between johnson and his family members. the juror said johnson did not show remorse and never claimed he was innocent, and that was a major deal breaker. [indiscernible] he was on air with these conversations saying the things he said and with that attitude. >> johnson was convicted of second-degree murder in the death of the 16-year-old from north carolina. a crucial vote is expected in annapolis this evening on too emotionally charged issues. the fate of a bill to repeal the death penalty and that gun- control legislation are in the hands of the senate. david collins joins us live from annapolis. is a big night there. >> they are discussing the repeal bill right now, with the swing vote now in favor of abolishing the death pena
that congenital heart defects affect one out of every 110 babies in the u.s. the proposed screenings measure the amount of oxygen in the baby's blood. >> still ahead, a well-known conference venue will no longer be putting on shoes. the theater in towson has some plan changes -- will no longer be putting on shows. >> and one county, at least 60 crashes were reported, one of them fatal. >> baltimore county may be a step ahead of the president when it comes to putting key educational programs in p >> live, local, latebreaking. you are watching wbal-tv 11 news at 5:00 p.m., with stan stovall, donna hamilton, and your chief meteorologist tom tasselmyer. wbal-tv 11 news at 5:00 p.m. continues now. >> take a good look at the theater in towson. soon it will look like a completely different place. it has been around for nearly two decades now and was the scene of a mob-like melee last fall. >> rob roblin is live in towson. thus the change have something to do with last year's problem on the streets of towson? >> i talked to the owner earlier and he said absolutely no. he said that have been planning
get some snow into sunday. >> or signs point to a merger between american airlines and u.s. airways with a formal announcement potentially coming this week. that could have an impact on your ticket prices. it is the fourth airline merger in three years. competition will raise ticket prices. it could mean a better traveling experience in the long run. that got accolades from some travelers in dallas. >> when you get on an airplane there is lighting and the bins will hold your bag. you will sit down in seats that were built in the last two or three years. >> for airline loyalists, reebok -- reward miles will be worth more because you have more roads to choose from. gas prices were sneaking up but it looks like they are increasing faster than expected. prices have jumped 1/4 of a gallon over the past two weeks. higher crude oil prices and refinery shutdowns are driving up the cost. tripoli reports the average price for a gallon of regular stands at $3.59 a gallon. with three days left until valentine's day, the warning. for anyone looking for love on line from the u.s. army. a nationwi
,000 u.s. forces from afghanistan. the military could be hurt by spending cuts on march 1. outside the capital, union members protested the automatic cuts would hit social services. the sequestered require a deal on which date beaches. but there is still no agreement. >> we have the ending debt crisis, not a revenue debt crisis at didn't write that the obama prescription is to spend more to put americans back to work. the liberal agenda he laid out added. saying things that position him on the far left of the political spectrum to achieve an opposite side of divided government look for statement on gun violence. "this murder is heartbreaking. >> when mother had a message for lawmakers. >> you signed up for the job, do the big. i do something on gun, on the budget, and on education. that is sure to be the message. whether prime-time response, republicans are turning to senator marco rubio of florida. >> what ever the president said tonight, you can watch it live with the rest of the nation starting here. >> still to come, dozens of grave sites are robbed of their valuable markers. >
. >> the u.s. supreme court is reviewing a maryland law that allows police to take dna samples that are not yet convicted of a crime. the case in question surrounds a man that was arrested for assault in 2009. the justices will now decide if this practice violates the fourth amendment protection against unreasonable search and seizure. 500 employees evacuated from the administrative building this morning, 17 people were transported to the hospital with a variety of illness symptoms. as matt crews have wrapped up their part of the investigation after conducting tests. because of the illness has yet to be identified. they are chasing every possible lead including food poisoning. details on the horrific murder trial, we have learned key pieces of evidence have been ruled inadmissible. it includes testimony from a witness serving time for murder. dna evidence cannot be used because of the way it was collected. the brutally killed the children in 2004 and the case is scheduled for a third trial next month. >> the hospital ship set sail, humanitarian missions around the world for 25
is united in our efforts to avoid the hardship of sequestration. next u.s. senator ben cardin holds a town hall style meeting monday with employees at the social security administration headquarters in woodlawn. most are in danger of possibly being furloughed and were hoping for good news from the senator. >> we have had some assurances we will probably not have of furlough. >> according to the white house, congress -- if congress does not work out a deal by friday, maryland stands to get hit in five main areas, including the military law enforcement, education, public health, job training and child care, and the environment. >> i know you cannot avoid people losing income or their jobs. that is going to happen. >> senator carden seems to feel that a deal will not come by friday, but furloughs and job losses could take more than a month, giving lawmakers a little more time. the cuts for marylanders are among the most harshest in the country. within $40 million could be cut for primary and secondary education. just be a drastic cuts toward infectious disease prevention, and cuts for clean w
community. there may be a new strain of whooping cough that is resistant to the vaccine. u.s. health officials are looking into a dozen cases that may be caused by this same strain, and the new strain may explain why the nation has just had its worst year for whopping cough in the last 60 years. they do not believe that the whopping cough is more deadly, but people are getting sicker because the vaccine does not work against it. if your child plays sports, he may want to be less worried about injuries and more worried about the flu this year. experts say it is easy for germs to race through sports teams. player sure equipments. many parents are trying to keep children more healthy by washing everything more often. coaches say this is the worst year for the blue in a long time. >> i have never seen anything like it. in all my years of coaching, this has been the most difficult. >> the coughing and the hacking and people living around. -- laying around. >> there's not much to do about it except to keep the equipment clean and hope for quick recoveries. >> and for goodness sake, do not
flacco. >> flacco was whisked through main street, u.s.a. joe flacco made good on his declaration and became the 26th mvp to go to disney world after the win. he threw three touchdowns in the first half of the victory over the san francisco 49ers. >> it was unbelievable. it has not sunk in yet. it was a wonderful ball game. in that fashion it was pretty awesome. >> his fans love him. >> we were on bourbon street at 1230 or 1:00 a.m. we packed it up at 4:00 a.m. and headed to the magic kingdom to see joe flacco, the mvp, baby. >> what time is it? >> game time. >> you're here to support the ravens. >> we won the super bowl. >> even went things got dark inside the superdome. >> it was not that bad. gojoe's conversation should along the lines of show me the money. " she waited to negotiate that contract until after the game was over. what do you say about that? >> i do not know. that will work itself out. not a bad thought. >> he would not want to be anywhere else but with the baltimore ravens. i heard there was another surprising news. a leading to -- are you get ting another raven?
it is an isolated incident. >> the u.s. postal service bites the bullet. announcing some big changes to save money. a full report in consumer alert. >> please welcome the break, the incredible, the champion, ray rice. >> fresh off the super bowl win, rice made a live appearance. what he had to say about spending 34 minutes off the field. >> we're keeping a close eye on developing coastal storms. the insta-weatherplus report is coming up. ?? rex good afternoon. here is look at what we're working on at 6:00 p.m. jurors deliver the verdict in the trial of michael jackson. reaction from both families. the governor made a pitch for gun-control proponents are expressing their views loud and clear. a live report from annapolis. the stories for you and more >> yesterday's victory parade showed the ravens hall strong football pride can be. 200,000 strong. ray rice rolling in with teammates. one of the best moments of his career. >> and on to new york. the running back made an appearance on "live with kellie and michael." >> he looked great and offered his take on that third quarter power outage. >> we're a
in the bahamas meeting experts from there will be leading the investigation with u.s. authorities assisting. you can expect new rules and regulations to try to make sure this never happens again. mobile, alabama, wbal-tv 11 news. >> federal investigators are calling the legend prostitution ring a conspiracy. they say it stretched far beyond the city limits. in july when the charges were filed, the fbi raided a baltimore city warehouse to want bail a prostitution ring. now we are learning that it was not just in the warehouse. federal investigators are calling it a conspiracy that simmons and another man would transport women to seven other states as far as south dakota. some of them not even 18 years old. he is now indicted by a federal grand jury remain suspended without pay. >> the announcement from the acting anne arundel county executive after initially saying he was not interested in the job, he now says he wants to stay put. the vacancy created dr. john leopold resigned following issues arising over misconduct in office. this is becoming a competitive field. >> 16 people have applied for t
. >> u.s. officials say so far, they do not know who is responsible, but the turkish authorities believe they are a member of a radical leftist terror group and may have been in retaliation for rest and some of the members two weeks ago. >> the blast happened on the same day secretary of state hillary clinton is leaving her job at the state department, but not without a final coat at her critics. not livings they are in a cloak evidence-based world ." in their refusal is regrettable to except the statement. she says that will not affect any decisions about her political future. succeeding her as a senator john kerry. religious nonprofit groups are getting more leeway to opt out of providing health insurance to provide coverage for birth control. one source of the organizations will be allowed to push the responsibility of covering contraceptives over to a third party. the religious groups say that it violated their religious beliefs. >> still ahead, millions of bottles of two popular cold medications are being pulled from shelves of the worst possible time. >> the dangerous mistake that
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